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Old 03-30-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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Reese, For The Good Of The Order

This may be a problem for you and I offer this as an item to check.

While adjusting my Reese Dual Cam with the newer trailing arms I noticed a problem. When making a sharp turn while backing up the outside bar can touch the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control.I have heard of several that have had the sway control arm brake and this may be the reason. The attached picture shows the point of contact and how I ground some relief.

This is more than likely a problem of the heaver bars because of their thickness but the problem could exist on lighter bars depending on other adjustment factors

My test was on level ground. If the trailer was up hill to the TV the problem would be greater so look for any marking on the sway control or the arm that may document a past contact.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up...will be looking at mine next trip out to the ranch.....

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Old 04-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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I just installed a Strait-Line WDH with the dual cams for my 2008 Safari 22'. I used the 600# tongue weight model per Andy's recommendation. When hitched on level ground, I have the bars parallel to the ground. The Safari has a 16 1'2" hitch height, so the bars seem to be pretty close to the ground. Has anyone had any ground clearance issues?
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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I don't have a problem with mine, same hitch height. I use the trunnion bars which give a couple inches more clearance than the round bars.
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